A Message from the Payette School Board of Trustees
Payette School Board Impressed by New Superintendent
After spending significant time diligently searching for the best superintendent to hire, the Payette School Board chose Robin Gilbert to be the District’s new leader. The Board recently evaluated Gilbert, who has been reporting her progress on goals since beginning her role as Payette’s Superintendent of Schools in July of 2017.
The Board and Gilbert agreed on four goals at the outset of her first year in contract as follows:
- Build a cohesive and collaborative, administrative team.
- Align Pre-K through 12th grade curriculum to state standards so that students graduate ready for college or career.
- Communicate effectively with Board, District, and Community.
- Improve Student Achievement through increased ISAT, SAT, and IRI Scores.
Gilbert has gone above and beyond working meticulously and purposefully at every turn. Professional development for administrators and teachers is creating both a leadership environment from top down and a collaborative learning environment across all schools. The District is meaningfully measuring and studying student data to improve instruction and align curriculum. Gilbert communicates effectively with administration, the Board, the Payette Education Association, and various community groups including City officials, Booster Club, and The Boys and Girls Club. She has an open-door policy, meeting with parents and generally anyone who wants to share thoughts and opinions with her. Student achievement will undoubtedly show growth in measurement next year under her leadership when the Board is able to compare data from 2017-2018 test scores to 2018- 2019 test scores. Thanks to Gilbert, the District now has an administrative and teacher evaluation tool that is applied uniformly across the District and Gilbert has set high expectations for everyone.
Gilbert’s leadership is driven by research based on flourishing school districts. She has led the district in efforts to become a career technical high school with a certified nursing assistant program that includes students from the Fruitland and Weiser school districts. Other Payette High School students are becoming certified in welding, early childhood development, and computer programing though Payette School District’s partnership with TVCC for dual credit classes. Continuous improvement is her mission and “Relentless about learning” is her mantra. Gilbert’s contract was extended through 2020-2021 at the March 12, 2018 school board meeting. Payette School District struck gold when it hired Gilbert and every single student in the district reaps the rewards.
The Board will create new goals for Gilbert to work toward in the 2018-2019 school year some of which may include additional work toward portions of the original four goals. Given that she has made such incredible progress in less than a year at the helm of Payette Schools, the Board is thrilled to be in position to ask her to lead the District further in the months and years to come.
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